Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Low Fat Okra Fries


Happy New Year!!

Made any resolutions yet? Is losing weight one of them by any chance ;).. 
It was always on my list until one fine day I decided not to believe in making resolutions anymore :) If it’s going to happen.. it’s going to happen.. right? I don’t need to reserve one day for making resolutions and then the whole year for regretting for not keeping up with it ;) 

Anyways, if you are still making resolutions, and if eating healthy is one of them, then please do try these low fat okra fries.. they are yummy!


Okra has always been hit and miss for me.. okra dry sabzis are okay, but the moment you introduce any water into it, like in sambar, they become very slimy.. sometimes very very slimy, and this after taking all precautions that I know of.. 
So when I came across this promising recipe of okra, I tried it immediately.. and boy oh boy! does it taste good!! There is almost no oil in it, and still it tastes so crispy and crunchy!
My daughter just kept asking for more and more.. 
This is definitely a keeper of a recipe!

All you need to do is toss cut okra in bajji/pakoda flour and microwave them.. it’s that simple.. 

Do give it a try! 



Ingredients

Flour mix - 
Besan - 1/2 tsp
Rice Flour - 1/2 - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp(very mild)
Salt

Oil 1-2 tsp

Okra - cut lengthwise

Method

Wash and dry okra with a kitchen towel. 
In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients and keep aside.
Cut the okra lengthwise. 


Toss them with some oil. Toss them in the flour mix. 


Take a microwaveable dish or just a plate and spread the okra in it. 
Cook for 5 min. Stir and cook couple more minutes. After this point, to get a crispy texture cook in 30 sec increments as they can burn from here(tip from the recipe source).

Enjoy!

Notes - I would definitely want to try baking/shallow frying this in the future. 



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